Win a Kindle with Author Kate Pearce

February 11, 2011 at 10:24 am (Book Ink, Competition, eReader) (, , , , , , , )

The latest Tudor Vampire Chronicles is an engaging second chance at love historical thriller.Harriet Klausner

“Lushly imaginative and superbly sensual.” ~ Bookaholics Reviewer (Kiss of the Rose)

Author Kate PearceKate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to ‘get with the program’, she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.

After graduation, real life did intervene and she ended up working in finance which was not the greatest career choice for a would-be writer!

A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel.

~*~

BLOOD OF THE ROSE (Book 2 of The Tudor Vampire Chronicles)Blood of the Rose

“The second installment in Pearce’s Tudor Vampire Chronicles contains more rich historical details than the first book, making it exceptional. There’s something fun about rewriting history and making memorable characters like Anne Boleyn into vampires. Pearce expertly weaves her historical background and knowledge into a truly captivating tale.” ~ Annette Elton, RT BOOK Reviews

When Rosalind Llewellyn had to join forces with her enemy, Christopher Ellis to defeat a rogue Vampire threatening Henry VIII, their alliance led to a surprising passion. Reunited after a years separation, they face a new threat that could destroy their last chance at happiness.

Christopher is delighted by the spectacular rise at court of his friends George and Anne Boleyn. But Rosalind suspects Lady Anne is up to no good-she may even be a Vampire who’s bewitched the king. Now Rosalind must fight to keep Christopher from falling under the woman’s mysterious spell. It isn’t until Anne reveals a dark secret that Christopher awakens to where the true danger lies-and he begins to play a desperate game in order to save the woman he loves…

BLOOD OF THE ROSE is the sequel to KISS OF THE ROSE (Book 1 of The Tudor Vampire Chronicles)

Kiss of the Rose is an exhilarating tale that will make you want to invest your time, your undivided attention and maybe even a bit of your heart. This novel will seduce you with all its sensuality, passion, intrigue, danger, and magic.” ~ I. Cespedes

To celebrate the release of BLOOD OF THE ROSE, Kate Pearce is over at Bitten by Books chatting with readers; join her now and you could win a Kindle!

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Nancy A Collins $75 Amazon Gift Voucher Giveaway

December 17, 2010 at 9:47 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , )

Nancy A. Collins has reminded me why I loved [urban fantasy] in the first place…a lot of fun.” — BSCReviews.com

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Nancy A. Collins is a dark fantasy fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. She is a recipient of the HWA’s Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Society Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John Campbell Memorial, World Fantasy & International Horror Guild Awards. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn.

RIGHT-HAND MAGIC

Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can’t resist a good rental deal-even if it’s in the city’s strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.

Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe’s fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick…

Take a tour Golgotham of at Golgotham Online, your guide to everything Golgotham has to offer to make your trip to New York City’s Strangest Neighborhood™ one you’ll never forget! Find out about guided walking tours, learn about the history of Golgotham and its colorful denizens, check out the Duivel Street bars and nightlife, and find out about dining in Golgotham–All from the safety of your own home! Brought to you courtesy of the Golgotham Business Owners Organization (GoBOO).

[A] great beginning to what appears to be a fantastic new urban fantasy series. I look forward to reading the second story to see what the author does with this incredible and complex neighborhood.” — HuntressReviews.com

[Collins] does an excellent job of bringing Golgotham and its unusual occupants vividly to life, yet grounding the story in reality. Compelling characters and dangerous drama add up to dynamic and exciting fun!” — Romantic Times (4 stars)

Right Hand Magic is a fascinating opening act of a new urban fantasy that focuses in the New York neighborhood Golgotham which is filled with an assortment of non-humans. The story line introduces the audience to the neighborhood through the eyes of the newest resident. The action is somewhat limited as Nancy A. Collins establishes the lifestyle of an assortment of paranormal species and a horde of players. This first entry looks like the beginning of an engaging series as fans will want to walk the streets of Golgotham; albeit with some magic at their right and left hands. — Harriet Klausner

Catch Nancy’s interview over at Bitten by Books and you could win a $75 Amazon Gift Voucher.

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SL Wright’s Kindle 3G Giveaway

December 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm (Book Ink, Competition, eReader) (, , , , )

“A very enthralling, evocative and electrifying urban fantasy…” — Alternate Worlds
“A fascinating, utterly original demon world, teeming with conflict and intrigue.” — Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game

Susan Wright writes science fiction novels and nonfiction books on art and popular culture. New York City is her home, where she lives with her husband Kelly Beaton. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1986, Susan moved to Manhattan to get her masters in Art History from New York University‘s Institute of Fine Arts. Susan is the Founder and Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a national organization committed to protecting freedom of sexual expression among consenting adults.

Demon Undergound DEMON UNDERGROUND

An exciting urban fantasy story unlike any I’ve ever read… A must read!” — Book Lush

Half-human and half-demon, Allay has finally warmed up to her new life feeding off the customers at her downtown bar when she finds herself brokering a truce between New York City’s most powerful demons. But when she senses assassins around every corner, Allay hides out of sight and underground-until combatants in the growing war tempt her back above the surface. Her choice is clear: live in fear or change the world as everyone knows it.

Nifty combination of action, fantasy and sexual tension…” — Romantic Times
Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will love this book!” — Romance Junkies

Read it now on Kindle.

DEMON UNDERGROUND is the sequel to CONFESSIONS OF A DEMON

After accidentally stealing the life force from a dying demon, Allay became the only human-demon hybrid in existence. Because demons feed off of human emotions, Allay decided the safest way to live as a demon and still retain some semblance of humanity would be to open a bar and drink from her patrons’ pain and torment. And she’s managed to stay under the demon radar-until now.

Attacked and nearly killed by another demon, Allay is saved by a human who comes to her rescue. Theo Ram is tall, handsome, and mortal-and Allay feels a connection to him she didn’t think she’d ever know. But that bond is tested when the demon community in New York begins to rise up, and two opposing clans fight for power. Now Allay is caught in the middle, and she must decide where her loyalties lie…

To celebrate the release of DEMON UNDERGROUND Susan Wright giving away a Kindle 3G over at Bitten by Books.  Drop on by before the 13th at 11:59 Central Standard Time for your entry.

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Lisa Desrochers iPod Shuffle Giveaway

November 30, 2010 at 10:59 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , )

Personal Demons is as scary–and sexy–a book as I’ve read in a long time.”– Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass

Lisa Desrochers has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and works full time in a PT practice. Growing up all over the United States inspired wanderlust and a love of travel, which worked out well, because her weekend job is lecturing internationally on a variety of health care topics. One day not long ago, for no apparent reason, she decided she needed another job and started a night job—writing. PERSONAL DEMONS is her first novel.

PERSONAL DEMONS

Frannie Cavanaugh has always been a bit of a loner. She’s spent years keeping everyone at a distance, even her closest friends. That is, until Luc Cain enrolls in her school. He’s hot, sarcastic, and dangerous—and Frannie can’t seem to stay away.
What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. Because Frannie isn’t exactly ordinary. She possesses a skill so unique that the king of Hell himself has taken notice, and he’s sent Luc to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy: All he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come.
Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and he’s just started making progress when the angel Gabriel shows up. Gabe will do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for, and his angelic charm might just be enough to keep Frannie on the right path.
It isn’t long before Luc and Gabe find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul. But if Luc fails to win her over, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

Fun and entertaining . . . the fight for Frannie’s soul isn’t going to be easy, and the excitement doesn’t stop. Good versus evil shouldn’t be this much fun, but it is! A hot debut.”– Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study

In this steamy case of adolescent wish fulfillment, high-school senior Frannie finds herself caught between two impossibly hot new schoolmates who turn out to be a demon and an angel wrangling for her soul. Will she choose dark, thrillingly dangerous Luc (a First Level demon from his namesake’s Acquisitions Department, and her co-narrator) or blond, dazzling Gabe? Rather than go for a metaphorical level—Frannie, as it turns out, is being wooed because she possesses a psychic ability that would be invaluable to “the Almighty” and Lucifer alike—the author crafts a suitable plot for her Buffy-style protagonist, well endowed with innuendo-laden conversation, heavy breathing, and battles with hell-spawn set against a backdrop of shared school assignments and weekend parties. Ultimately, Frannie falls in love with Luc, as he intends, but to his stunned dismay, he finds himself reciprocating—introducing some wild twists in a tale that stands alone well enough but leaves avenues for sequels. Though the theology doesn’t bear close examination, readers may have to take breaks to cool down. (BookList)

To celebrate the release of PERSONAL DEMONS, Lisa Desrochers is over at Bitten by Books chatting with fans about her book and giving away an iPOD Shuffle! (FIVE copies of PERSONAL DEMONS are up for grabs too.)  Join in the fun here.

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Marjorie M. Liu $100 Amazon Voucher Giveaway

November 30, 2010 at 9:43 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The impossible, the improbable, the unbelievable and yet perfectly believable, is Liu’s forte.” — Book Fetish

Majorie M. Liu didn’t like being a lawyer, so she became a writer.  A New York Times bestselling author.  Her latest release IN THE DARK OF DREAMS is a Dirk & Steele novel, a paranormal romantic thriller set in contemporary times, but in a world where magic rubs elbows with science, where men and women with more-than-human powers secretly risk their lives to help others. It is a world where one right turn can deliver a little mystery that will change your life forever…

IN THE DARK OF DREAMS (A Dirk & Steele Novel)

She could never forget the boy with the ice blue eyes…
She was only twelve when she saw the silver boy on the beach, but Jenny has never stopped dreaming about him. Now she is grown, a marine biologist charting her own course in the family business—a corporation that covertly crosses the boundaries of science into realms of the unknown…and the incredible.
And now he has found her again, her boy grown into a man: Perrin, powerful and masculine, and so much more than human, leaving Jenny weak with desire and aching for his touch.
But with their reunion comes danger. For Perrin and Jenny—and all living creatures—their only hope for preventing the unthinkable lies in a mysterious empire far beneath the sea…and in the power of their dreams.  (Also available on Kindle)

Liu’s powerful 10th Dirk & Steele paranormal romance (after 2009’s The Fire King) is a satisfying adventure of intense emotion and compelling characters. After a chance beach meeting, young Jenny Jameson and merboy Perrin meet in dreams for years until they find each other in the flesh as adults. Together, they attempt to solve the mystery of a murdered mermaid Guardian and save the world from monsters who wake underneath the sea. Liu provides a delicious treat for those who like their romance based on love, connection, and shared adventures rather than raw lust and conflict. Tension comes from external dangers, and kissing, handholding, and magical dreams overshadow sex. Recurring characters keep this installment connected to the series, but new readers will be able to dive easily into Liu’s world of supernatural researchers and explorers. (Publisher’s Weekly)

Other titles in the Dirk & Steele series are: TIGER EYE; SHADOW TOUCH; THE RED HEART OF JADE; EYE OF HEAVEN; SOUL SONG; THE LAST TWILIGHT; THE WILD ROAD; THE FIRE KING.

To celebrate the release of IN THE DARK OF DREAMS, Marjorie M. Liu is over at Bitten by Books with a great $100 Amazon voucher giveaway.   Join in the fun here.

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Bekka Black iDrakula Giveaway

November 9, 2010 at 8:10 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

“Black brings Bram into the modern age with e-mails, smart phones and websites, all while preserving the brooding heart and vicious nature of Dracula, the literary ur-vampire….Mina’s heartfelt final e-mail to Lucy blends a traditional goodbye with the ephemeral nature of today’s digital technology.” — Kirkus Reviews

After a childhood often spent without electricity and running water, Bekka Black escaped the beautiful wilderness of Talkeetna, Alaska for indoor plumbing and 24/7 electricity in Berlin, Germany. Used to the cushy lifestyle, she discovered the Internet in college and has been wasting time on it ever since (when not frittering away her time on her iPhone). Somehow, she manages to write novels, including the award-winning Hannah Vogel (as Rebecca Cantrell) mystery series set, in all places, 1930s Berlin.  She lives in Hawaii with her husband, son, two cats, and too many geckoes to count. iDrakula is her first cell phone novel.

To promote iDrakula, Bekka is over at Bitten by Books chatting with fans and offering a $25.00 USD Amazon Electronic Gift Card.

iDRAKULA

A modern retelling of the original vampire tale recounted in text, email and even voice mail.

Fast-paced and haunting, iDRAKULA is too juicy to resist. Based on the original text of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic vampire novel, iDRAKULA will thrust you into the chilling correspondence between friends as they try to uncover the truth about an eerie Romanian Count.

Mina and Jonathan’s friend Renfield has been admitted to the psychiatric ward. Seems he went crazy while working for the Count. Jonathan’s taking over for him at the Count’s castle and soon realizes there might be good cause for Renfield’s breakdown. Something terrifying is going on and Jonathan could be next to lose his mind—or his life. Mina must try to solve the mystery before it’s too late…

iDrakula is a revolution in horror storytelling. Messages in your app will be unlocked daily at midnight as the story progresses so you will virtually experience the chilling events as they occur. Through the app, you’ll intercept text messages, emails, photos, and more from our unlikely heroes and villains. Exclusive to this app are embedded voicemail messages with extra eerie details. Of course, if you cannot wait to brave the next day’s messages, you can always choose to read them all at once…if you dare.

“Bold, innovative , and warped. . .an insanely imaginative tour de force.”
–James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

“Black expertly interweaves story and technology in this timely Dracula tale.”
–Rebecca Maizel, author of infinite Days

(Sample the first five days of messages in the iDRAKULA iPhone app)

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Sparkling Reviews Kindle Giveaway

November 9, 2010 at 7:15 am (Competition, eReader) (, , , , , )

Kindle giveaways are the big thing in the literary realm and even outside of it.  Review blog, Sparkling Reviews is running a Kindle Giveaway and all you need to do is get on over to the blog and sign on as a follower.

I have a fantastic giveaway going on! There is a catch though… Before I will be giving anything away we have to reach 500 followers. When we reach 500 followers I will giveaway one Amazon Kindle in the color of your choice… either white or the graphite. If we reach 1000 followers I will give away the One Kindle but as a bonus it will include a 50.00 gift card to Amazon… so you can get some great books. Also I will give a second winner a gift card for 150.00 to The Book Depository.Sparkling Reviews.

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The Kindle Giveaway closes on 18th November 2010, so get on over to Sparkling Reviews if you love books, enjoy using reviews to learn about recent and forthcoming releases, and want to win a Kindle.

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Allyson James Firewalker Giveaway

November 5, 2010 at 9:47 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , , , )

A fresh new take on paranormal romance.” — Emma Holly

Allyson James is a pseudonym of NYT bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Allyson writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and erotic romance for Berkley and Ellora’s Cave. She published her first book as Jennifer Ashley in 2002, and since then has published about thirty novels and a dozen novellas under several pseudonyms. In May of this year Allyson James started her Stormwalker series with STORMWALKER and has just released the follow up FIREWALKER.

To promote the release of FIREWALKER, Allyson James (AKA Jennifer Ashley) is over at Bitten by Books chatting about her books with fans and offering them opportunity to win a $40 Amazon Gift Voucher.

FIREWALKER (Book 2 of the Stormwalker series)

Janet Begay’s Crossroads Hotel has attracted the supernatural ever since it opened. But a new, dark power is rising, this time inside Janet herself. Her boyfriend Mick, a sexy dragon shapeshifter the Navajo call a Firewalker, know what terrifying magic is threatening to overwhelm Janet and her Stormwalker powers. He watches over her, ready to fight for her, to do anything to keep her safe.

But then a mysterious corpse is found near the Crossroads Hotel-and Janet becomes the main suspect. Now Janet and Mick must uncover what really happened, and their investigation leads to the most perilous decision of their lives…

Click for an Excerpt.

Don’t forget to join the discussion over at Bitten by Books and maybe you could win a $40 Amazon Gift Voucher.

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Bestselling Author Scott Nicholson’s Scary Kindle Giveaway

November 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

“Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains.” Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

Scott Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the paranormal thrillers THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, ASHES, and OCTOBER GIRLS (under the pen name, LC Glazebrook). He’s also written four comic series, six screenplays, and more than 60 short stories.  He’s currently tackling a three month blog tour–which is in the final month already–to promote…well himself, Scott Nicholson, and the many books he’s written  Some of the works being promoted by Scott are old titles long out of print and others, brand new titles from this talented author who has revamped (rekindled)  himself  by releasing/re-releasing his titles through the Amazon Kindle platform.

To enter to win a Kindle DX and/or a Kindle 3, you need to follow Scott on his blog tour and just leave a comment with a contact email address at each of Scott’s posts. Scott will return in seven days and collect the names and assign numbers. At the end of the tour, one number will be randomly selected by the staff of the Watauga County (NC) Public Library.
You can also enter to win a Kindle 3 by subscribing to the tour newsletter at scottsinnercircle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. A Pandora’s Box of e-books will be randomly given away through Scott’s Twitter (follow “hauntedcomputer”). No purchase necessary and the contest is international.

Visit HauntedComputer.com to find out where Scott is now and get in your chance to not only win a Kindle, but to get to know this author and his spine chilling titles.

SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD

When Wayne “Digger” Wilson hosts a paranormal conference at the haunted White Horse Inn, he has motives beyond searching for the inn’s legendary ghosts.

Years ago, he made a honeymoon promise to his wife Beth that if one of them died, the survivor would return to the White Horse to summon the other’s lost spirit. Now she’s dead and Digger’s back, with the daughter they conceived during that fateful honeymoon sixteen years before. And the ghost hunters are stirring up ancient evils that were better left in peace, because the inn’s basement is home to a circle of demons that have been waiting for Wayne to return.

They want his teenage daughter Kendra, and they’ll play whatever tricks they need in order to satisfy their dark desires. And at the White Horse Inn, not even angels can be trusted…

Follow the link to READ AN EXCERPT.

“Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.”– J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn

Sample Scott’s blend of supernatural chills, dark fantasy and horror by downloading a FREE eBook.

BURIAL TO FOLLOW

When Jacob Ridgehorn dies, it’s up to Roby Snow to help his soul move along to its proper reward. Roby can only accomplish this through the means of a very special pie. And Roby must complete his mission, or face down Johnny Divine, with his own soul at stake.

Download for Kindle (mobi), Sony Reader (lrf), EPub, Palm (pdb), or PDF

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Win a book from Nalini Singh’s backlist

November 4, 2010 at 9:56 am (Book Ink, Competition) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

“Singh matches up two popular recurring characters in the newest chapter of her extraordinary Psy/Changeling series. Rank, dominance and age all are complications for these protaganists to deal with as they struggle with their fiery attraction. Compelling characters and wonderfully dense plotting are two reasons why Singh’s books continue to enthrall. There is no finer storyteller around!” — Romantic Times Top Pick

“What if the flip side of incredible psychic power was insanity of the worst kind, the kind that drove you to murder? What would you do to survive?” This was the question that drove Nalini Singh to start her Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series.

Nalini Singh was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. She’s worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, which she says has been “grist for the writer’s mill“.  Her paranormal romance Psy-Changeling series consists of SLAVE TO SENSATION; VISIONS OF HEAT; CARESSED BY ICE; MINE TO POSSESS; HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE; BRANDED BY FIRE; BLAZE OF MEMORY; BONDS OF JUSTICE; and the newly released PLAY OF PASSION.  To celebrate the release of the latest Psy-Changling, book nine in the series, Nalini Singh is over at Bitten by Books, chatting with fans and offering them the chance to win a copy of a book from her backlist of titles (excludes PLAY OF PASSION).

PLAY OF PASSION

Passion and reason collide with explosive force in the newest installment of Nalini Singh’s “mesmerizing”* Psy/Changeling series. As a conflict with Pure Psy looms on the horizon, two powerful wolves fight a far more intimate war of their own…

In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves—even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite…and who threatens to enslave his wolf.

Lieutenant Indigo Riviere doesn’t easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind—and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash…but she hasn’t counted on Drew’s will.

Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home…

Read an excerpt from an unedited chapter one here.

To see if Nalini Singh is just your cup of tea, try out a free story in the Psy-Changeling series: The Cannibal Princess; Deleted scenes from Beat of Temptation; The Shower; Miss Leozandra’s; A Gift for Kit; A Conversation; The Party; Star Kissed.

Don’t forget to join the discussion over at Bitten by Books and maybe you could win the book of your choice from Nalini’s backlist.

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